It seems to me that a person who magnifies Christ’s name in their heart is also someone who knows Christ deeply. It only takes small efforts to help us all magnify His name a little more in our hearts. Here are a few ideas to help us invite Him in more.
Christ shows up in our lives because He loves us and has sacrificed for us. Looking for how He shows up in our lives helps us recognize His love and awareness of us. It helps us see that we matter to Him, even when we fall short or don’t do everything we should.
There are little things that you can do – or might already be doing – that will bring you closer to God, especially when you feel like you don’t measure up or you need to be better.
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of looking back on years like they were miserable and frustrating. I’m tired of the good things always being in some abstract future place that doesn’t exist. I’m ready for joy.
Light plays a beautiful role in Christ’s birth, but it’s also characteristic of Christ’s life. His service, His love, and His teaching emanated light and filled others with light as well.
What mercies have you seen this year? Let’s look for the good together and share that goodness with others.
Fear will have no power over us when we fully rely on Jesus Christ.
Trusting God is not a passive mental state. It is like faith, requiring work and effort on our part. And when we trust Him, all things can be overcome.
My spirit responds to Him, even when I can’t see Him, He’s here.
After learning about the definitions of these words, the picture in my mind of “a broken heart and a contrite spirit” has changed.